SMART+

Discovering ability in disability for an inclusive workplace

"Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth"
- Jesse Jackson

Skills for Market Training for Persons with Disabilities (SMART+)

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After the overwhelming success of the SMART program, the SMART+ program was launched in 2013 to include Persons with Disabilities. A specially designed curriculum plus well-equipped classrooms enable effective communication in classrooms so as to enable Persons with Disabilities to learn better. It is a cross-cutting theme for the SMART program.

The program also trains youth in basic English and workplace readiness skills and provides them with suitable employment opportunities. The program enables youth with a diverse range of disabilities – sight impairment, hearing/speech impairment and locomotors disabilities – to receive hands-on training and exposure to the rich curriculum and resources of SMART.

The Foundation runs 15 SMART + centres at 8 locations – Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.

Foundation Skills Include:

  • Basic IT and Computers
  • Spoken English
  • Workplace Readiness

Sector Specific Domains That We Train In:

  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Hospitality
  • IT-Enabled Services (ITES)
  • Retail
  • Logistics
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Persons with Disabilities beneficiaries since 2013-14
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Persons with Disabilities beneficiaries in FY 2019-20

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